This is a friendly reminder that our gates for afternoon pick-up do not open until 3:15. If you arrive between 3:15 and 3:30, there is often a great deal of traffic congestion. You may want to consider driving through parent pick up slightly later, at 3:35 or 3:40. The weather is cooling off, so you may also want to consider walking to meet your student. Please be advised that if you choose to park in the neighborhood to wait, you may receive a ticket from the Peoria Police. Our teachers are working diligently to load up cars as quickly as possible. Here are a few additional tips for speeding up this process:
1. Keep a paper with your children's names in the front window so the teachers can quickly glance and call for your child.
2. Encourage your student to walk immediately to parent pick up rather than stopping and talking to friends or staying behind in the classroom.
3. If your child tends to walk slowly to parent pick-up, consider arriving a little later to give them a chance to get out to the basketball courts.
4. Remind your child to sit or stand at the edge of the basketball court quietly so they can hear their name being called.
Dismissal is a busy time of day, and we so appreciate your support in helping us clear our campus safely and efficiently.